Construction and repair projects in Philadelphia need to be inspected for safety.
The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I):
- Inspects permitted construction for compliance with the applicable codes.
- Checks that the work being done matches what is authorized by the permit.
Contractors are responsible for scheduling L&I inspections at key points during the construction project. These inspections are needed for work to continue.
L&I building inspectors also respond to public complaints about construction projects. If the construction does not meet safety standards, L&I inspectors can issue Notices of Violation tickets (Code Violation Notices) and, if necessary, Stop Work Orders to halt construction until violations are fixed.
For aboveground and underground sprinkler piping, use the new fire suppression permit inspections certification forms.
For electrical inspections, use the electrical permit inspection certification form.